Thursday, March 15, 2007


I leave for Dahlonega, GA tomorrow around noon to start the trail itself on the following morning. I really can't wait. Anyway, I thought some people might like to see what I am taking with me so I thought I'd post a gear list and picture. Right now I'm on the "taking the kitchen sink" side of things and I fully intend to pare it back once I get out there and really figure out what I'm going to need. So here we go:
1 pair North Face conversion pants
2 icebreaker skin 200 longsleeve wool shirts
1 patagonia capilene 2 t-shirt
1 pair icebreaker skin 200 long johns
3 pairs wool socks
2 bandanas
patagonia R1 pullover fleece
patagonia down sweater
arcteryx Alpha LT rain shell
OR rain pants
pack cover
OR gloves and liners
neoprene face mask
acrylic skull cap
Salomon GCS boots
Leki ultralite ti trekking poles
Prolite 4 sleeping mat
mont-bell down hugger bag (25 degree)
small thermarest camping pillow (I know, I'm a pansy)
Six Moon Designs Lunar solo (ultralite one man tarp tent)
titanium pot and cup
MSR Simmerlite stove, 22oz fuel bottle, windscreen
heavy duty plastic spork
medium packtowel
2 nalgene bottles
30 ft 2.75 mm cord
Petzl Tikka plus (headlamp)
MSR Sweetwater water filter and siltstopper attachment
map
compass
first aid kit
emergency blanket
knife
windproof lighter
camp soap
cell phone and charger (off, buried in my pack, town use only)
small bible
paper back
Canon s3 IS digital camera
and everything goes into an: Arc'teryx Bora 80 backpack
Base pack weight: 29.4 pounds

5 comments:

Mary Ellen said...

Now you should tell them what your pack actually weighed! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Wow! You look more organized than any young person I know......

Ashley and I will begin watching the weather and hoping that you'll be seeing the Trail at its most beautiful and most confortable. Remember that our Lake Lure home is close to the Asheville part of the trail, so call us we can bring you any gluten-free comfort food!

Julianne Thrift

metafiz said...

a pillow?!

Pansy.

Iris said...

I was just recently diagnosed. I think it's great what you are doing. I am in the process of trying to figure out the gluten-free thing! Good luck with the hike!

Anonymous said...

YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION TO CELIAC SUFFERERS EVERYWHERE!!!!!!!!! GOD BLESS YOU AND A GOOD DAY TO YOU YOUNG MISTER GORDON!!!!!